Hair Loss – Friday Pop Quiz 10/13/2023

A healthy 50-year-old patient presents with three-month history of progressive hair loss and scalp redness with associated pruritus. On closer scalp examination, there is perifollicular erythema, inflammation, and scaling. There appears to be loss of follicular openings in the erythematous patch. In addition, erythematous and skin-colored papules are present throughout the forehead. Of note, the eyebrows are preserved. The patient denied family history premature hair loss and no preceding illness or stressors could be elicited. Based on the history and clinical pictures, this type of hair loss is most consistent with which diagnosis?

A. Alopecia areata (AA)

B. Androgenetic alopecia (AnA)

C. Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA)

D. Telogen effluvium (TE)

E. Traction alopecia (TA)

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